The things that happen to a bus driver named Paterson in Paterson, New Jersey.
A classic family drama for the ages
It was a very good year, so much so that there were numerous ways to come up with a credible best-of list featuring a wide range of movies.
A thorough look at O.J. Simpson the man rather than the defendant, and what emerges isn’t an over-the-top chronicle of the so-called trial of the century but the trajectory of a seminal American figure.
As an example of using art to bring the past to life as a way of honoring and understanding it, Tower is one of the year’s most unique and powerful films.
Raoul Peck’s documentary passionately reintroduces and reinterprets James Baldwin for a new generation.
Exploring other worlds, this film inhabits a Terry Gilliam or Michel Gondry zone with a wide-open heart and a supple spring in its step.
A compact, intense psychological thriller that leaves a lasting mark.
Aaron Brookner, who was very young when his uncle, director Howard Brookner, died, has restored his uncle’s films, and in the process has made this documentary tribute.